Democracy Now! Thursday, August 7, 2003
Producer Democracy Now!Audio/Visual sound, color
U.S. Top Secret Nuke Meeting May Mark Start of New Nuclear Age
Up to 10 Die in Car Bombing at Jordanian Embassy in Iraq
Palestinians Charge Israel’s Release of Prisoners Is PR Ploy
The ABCs of Who’s Who in the Calif. Recall: A is for Arnold, B is for Bustmante, C is for Coleman
Bali Bomber Sentenced to Death
Ashcroft To Launch Victory Tour To Lobby For More Power
Florida Creates "the Matrix", a Big Brother-Like Surveillance System with Help From Choicepoint-Related Firm
Remember the Florida election of 2000 when a private database company scrubbed thousands of eligible voters from the rolls? Well now one of the co-founders of Database Technologies is back in the headlines—he’s working with law enforcement agents in Florida to create what may soon expand into a national surveillance system. We talk with privacy expert Wayne Madsen, investigative reporter Greg Palast and a top intelligence official from the state of Florida.
The Taliban are Back, the Suppression of Women is Increasing, the Drug Market is Flourishing: A Look at Afghanistan 22 Months After the U.S. Started Bombing
Nearly two years after the U.S. started bombing Afghanistan the country is still at war. We speak with author Anne Brodsky, Women for Afghan Women’s Masuda Sultan and we go to Afghanistan to hear from journalist Fariba Nawa.
"Coca and the Congressman" – A New Documentary on Bolivia and the Plight of Coca Growers
The U.S. pressured the Bolivian government to declare a war on coca and the people who grow it. Evo Morales, the most powerful opposition leader in Bolivia and the first coca grower to be elected to congress is fighting back.